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Welcome to Diane’s Dolls & Bears.

Here at Diane’s Dolls & Bears in Barnsley South Yorkshire, we offer online sales of antique dolls, 1950’s/60’s hard plastic, vintage, fashion dolls and antique and vintage teddy bears.

Website based from 1999, we’ve been around a while and have gained an honest and professional reputation in the doll and teddy bear world along the way.

We’re also known for supplying dolls and teddy bears for film sets, theatre props and TV Studios.

We offer a Re-String Service for your antique and vintage strung dolls along with Doll Supplies where you’ll find our doll re-stringing rates and doll stringing supplies such as elastic cords and forceps.

Our Antique Dolls page often features wax, bisque, cloth and composition dolls from doll manufacturers such as Kestner, Simon & Halbig, Kammer & Reinhardt (K*R), Armand Marseille (A.M), Jumeau and many more!..

Our Hard Plastic Dolls page offers a large range of 1940s/50s British and USA hard plastic dolls for sale from makers such as Pedigree, Roddy, BND, Rosebud, Ideal and Madame Alexander dolls.

Our Vintage Fashion Dolls page includes old vintage favourites such as Tiny Tears, Sasha dolls and First Love dolls. You’ll often also find teenage fashion dolls such as Sindy, Patch, Barbie, Skipper, Pippa, Daisy, Tressy and Toots.

Please see our Antique and Collectable Bears for sale from British, German and French teddy bear manufacturers such as Merrythought, Chiltern, Farnell, Chad Valley, Deans Ragbook, Steiff, Hermann and Schuco.

A layaway service is available for dolls and bears over £100.00.. please see terms and conditions for details.

Dolls or Bears you wish to sell?

We are always interested in buying antique dolls, 1950’s hard plastic dolls, vintage fashion dolls and old teddy bears in good condition. We also buy entire collections, large or small (sorry, no modern porcelain dolls).

To ensure the quickest response please email me at thedollyfairy@gmail.com or drop me a line via my contact form

Identification and valuation

Diane’s Dolls and Bears does not offer an identification or valuation service of your own dolls and bears .. we recommend you contact your local auction house for this service or one of the online Facebook groups.

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  1. I have just received my parcel with my mended Walkie Talkie doll. I am absolutely thrilled and my Grandaughter will be pleased that her arms are now functioning. A fantastic service.

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  2. Thank you Daine for repairing my childhood doll. Its lovely to see her rejuvinated. You did a splendid job and my grand daughter will be delighted to adopt her when she gets a bit older. My doll now has a new name Millie.
    Thanks again.take care

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  3. My very special doll has just arrived back restored and looking lovely. It was a pleasure dealing with Diane and I appreciated her helpful suggestions.

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  4. I want to say a HUGE thank you to Diane for restoring my sister’s doll which she has had for years. This doll means a lot to my sister but it had seen better days. I emailed Diane to find out if she could re-string the doll and in addition to this, Diane did a wig repair on the doll and gave it a Dolly Spa so I could give it to my sister for a special birthday. Diane did an absolutely amazing job with the doll. My sister was over the moon when she opened her present and couldn’t believe her doll could look like new. I would highly recommend Diane for any doll repair. Fabulous!

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  5. So pleased to have found Diane to mend my beloved childhood doll Betty. I was nervous about sending her off in case she got lost. I felt reassured that she was in safe hands and am delighted to have her back fully mended. Quick and wonderful communication made it all so simple. Diane obviously loves what she does. Excellent, trustworthy business. Thank you so much.

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  6. Can’t praise Diane enough, very professional. She has brought my doll back to life. Can’t thank her enough

    So pleased you’re happy with my work Maureen your lovely feedback means so much to me 💖🤗 xxx

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  7. Gorgeous dolls exactly as described, great communication and fast post. Very happy to buy here again, thank you very much Diane. xx

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  8. Just love my beautiful blythe dolls Angelica and Ruby, that arrived so well packaged and with a lovely thank you note, love buying off this lady, and have bought many different dolls over the year, each one is special to me, thank you for such a wonderful service you give.

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  9. My lovely doll has just arrived. She is just as described. An absolute beauty. She was perfectly packaged and arrived amazingly quickly. Diane you are always a pleasure to do business with both as s buyer and seller. I am delighted with my purchase!

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  10. Many thanks for your excellent work in putting my childhood doll, Rosebud, back together again. From the initial inquiry onwards, communications have been nothing short of excellent. Thank you for taking such good care of her. I thoroughly recommend your services.

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  11. I am delighted with the work you have done, Diane, to restore my 70 year old German doll! Thank you so much. Your communication with me before, during and after the restoration was second to none, and I really appreciate the care you have taken to bring my doll to life again. You are so quick too! I offer the highest praise possible! Sue

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  12. Topsy was looking the worse for wear (and headless), but after a visit to Diane, she now looks as good as new. Not bad for 66 years old. Thanks so much, Diane. Rose, my other doll, will be coming for a visit soon. Thanks once again.

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  13. My 65 year old doll has been reborn! Thank you for your fast and efficient service. You have done a wonderful job in making her whole and beautiful again.

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  14. Thank you Diane for the lovely Tressy top, which arrived quickly and was well packaged. I look forward to putting it on one of my dolls. Many thanks.

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  15. My Pedigree Elizabeth doll arrived on my birthday-two days earlier than predicted and a lovely birthday treat. She was well packaged and is absolutely beautiful-thank you Diane.

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  16. Comment: Thank you so much Diane for yet another beautiful doll.I am delighted with my new Dream Baby. She was very expertly packed and arrived safe and sound. A great addition to my “Nursery”
    You really are the best!!

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    1. Thank you, Diane, for re – stringing my 1970’s Sasha doll, and giving her a spa treatment.
      Also for the tip about maintaining her hair! Very happy with your work – she is as good as the day I bought her again! X

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  17. Hi Diane, I just want to say a massive “Thank You” for sending me all the fabulous dolls recently! They are all outstanding beauties! I LOVE THEM ALL❤️💐👍

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  18. Very pleased with the genuine, original dress for my tiny tears doll, which was in perfect condition! ..it brought back lots of happy childhood memories, thank you..

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  19. Thank you for the speedy delivery of the ordered item. I can now use the quality elastic to re build the German doll my wife bought 20 years ago. Hopefully no longer a floppy pot doll, but a flexible tight limb doll. Thank you.

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  20. My order for hard plastic doll was made on Friday, delivered Monday in good packaging. Diane was courteous and I am delighted with purchase. Would use again.

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  21. I have purchased 2 Sasha dolls from Diane (Caleb & Gregor -redhead). They both arrived exactly as described, well packaged& in good time. I am very pleased with them.

    Diane has been friendly, helpful & courteous in all her communication s both for purchasing the dolls & originally for a restring query.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Diane

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  22. I’m delighted with my sweet Rosebud doll in her lovely clothes, she is a great addition to my vintage collection. Thank you Diane, it’s always a pleasure to buy from you.

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  23. My blossom doll just arrived well pleased with her beautiful condition and just as described Diane is the only seller I buy from as the condition reports and photos means I buy with complete confidence

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  24. Many thanks for my pedigree doll just arrived and she is lovely her holly hobby dress is cute and matches my vintage holly hobby rag dolls

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  25. I’m absolutely thrilled with my Dolly after having her spa thank you and it’s so lovely to see her with her arms finally attached after what must be decades! She looks beautiful again and I can’t wait to show her off to the rest of the family! My Nanna would be so happy to see her Dolly restored. Thank you Diane!

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  26. Thank you so much for restringing my doll, she’s just as I remember! My doll was well packaged and arrived very quickly. Thank you Diane.

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  27. Thank you so much for restringing my pedigree doll. Service is quick and she returned carefully packaged. I will be back in touch. Thank you.X

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  28. Hi Diane, more lovely purchases of you, they are gorgeous, I’ve loved everything, quality is fab, your packing too and they always smell so beautiful and when I open package I get et a double hit of happiness thank you so much, love shopping here 😘💯

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      1. Hi Diane, I got my parcel (box) of goodies, and they sure were goodies, packed Beautifully, smell gorgeous, and wow the clothing is just perfect, all items look fab in the photos, but when you see them they truly are a wow, big Big thanks Jeanette 🙏💕😁👍💯always thrilled with my purchases of you ❤

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  29. Delighted with my antique cabinet size German shoulderhead. This is the latest of my many buys from Diane! As always beautifully packed and very fast delivery.
    I can’t recommend Diane too highly she is simply the best!

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  30. Diane thank you so much for the gorgeous dolls clothes, not only are you items gorgeous, the delivery is speedy and your packaging is like a boutique, with all the care you take, your also a wonderful lady, great communication, friendly, nothing to much trouble. I love dianesdollsbears
    Big thank you Jeanette

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  31. Had my forthcoming 60 year old doll from 1950’s…repaired by Diane..absolutely the most kindest person in the world.
    She has given life to my doll..restringing her…
    Would highly recommend her.

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  32. My wife bought a doll on Sunday evening. Arrived safely today. EXACTLY as described and as shown in photograph. My wife delighted with doll. Superb, professional service. Would recommend.

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  33. Diane sent the supplies for my foray into restringing a doll very quickly and efficiently. Highly recommended. Thank you.

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  34. I was so pleased to find Diane’s Website and to learn that she re-strings all kinds of dolls. My lovely Sindy ballerina has had a visit to Diane and has been safely returned all fully re-stringed and just like she was when she was new! She poses beautifully once again. Diane was kind enough to let me know when she had arrived and also when she was about to be posted back to me. I’m a very happy customer and highly recommend Diane if your doll needs help!

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  35. My Rosebud doll arrived fast and well packaged. She is adorable and just as described. Thank you so much!

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  36. DIANE WAS MOST HELPFUL — THE SUPPLIES TO RESTRING MY GERMAN DOLL ARRIVED PROMPTLY AND SO I WAS ABLE TO RESTRING MY DOLL, AND NOW SHE IS ALL HEALED UP !! VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER.

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